Renowned media and influential personality, Gaona Tlhasana, will soon make a grand come back to the small screen as her vlog ‘Gaona Live’ will soon start airing on Btv.
Gaona Live has been streaming online, including her You Tube channel and website, gaonalive.tv. Gaona Live is an online channel which aims to showcase everything there is about Botswana and her people, through a wide variety of programs ranging from entertainment, business, political analysis, fashion, cuisine, tourism, reality to health and fitness.
Through the show, the storyteller who also enjoys helping people tell their stories empowers and inspires viewers through candid interviews with celebrities and public figures who share their success stories. The show also shares the successes of ordinary people who are doing great things in their communities. Gaona has always strived to create and showcase premium content about the African continent, and its people through various media platforms.
Her show also covers events across the country to showcase the Botswana culture and subcultures to the world, with the tag line "THE PEOPLE, THE STORIES"! Gaona Live has featured interesting personalities like Juju Boy and Amantle Brown’s special connection. It provides a unique setting where local celebrities dish out their life experience to the people. It also features local television presenters such as Leungo Pitse, Sadie Dikgaka, Resego Mothokathari and many more interesting personalities like elite authors.
In one of her vlogs, she also shares her personal experiences and how she navigated the rough patches of her own life; including her much talked about endometriosis condition and divorce. The show stands out in terms of the format. It is a show of its own kind starting from the setting and lighting that brings out its uniqueness and carries the capacity of luring more viewers and commanding their attention to the Gaona Live Show.
Gaona is a vibrant and ambitious Motswana lady, whose brand is best identified with her work on radio and TV. She has an impeccable experience up her sleeve and has without doubt followed her intuition in everything she does. She went to United States Of America in 2014 as part of the inaugural cohort for the Young African Leaders initiative, Mandela Foundation fellowship, former USA President Barack Obama’s commitment to investing in the future of Africa. As part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, she spent three months in Lagos, Nigeria as part of her internship.
With so many storms she has come across in life, the criticism and judgment, she has finally managed to pull together the pieces of her life and walk through all her calamities. She explains in her show that she does not have time to carry people’s issues and burdens in their hearts and she does not even pay attention to them. She further says, paying attention to the least people who hate on her at the expense of the multitudes that actually believes in her is a waste of time.
Her show speaks and takes out educative and inspirational radical content that has the ability to empower their audience. It depicts the bold and the beautiful to the elite and influential individuals to food and fitness. The versatility of the show is matchless. Her ability for screen is evident in her extensive repertoire.
Creativity is seen everywhere and these individuals did something recently that’s never been done before, and some are still killing it. We see creativity on streaming platforms, stages, runways, social media and boardrooms even. Some of them are revamping their businesses, and lately, clothing sale is thriving.
They love concept-driven designs, storytelling and they bring fresh ideas and new perspectives that will leave footprints in the sand. Post the COVID-19 pandemic, these creative minds utilized the drawing board and they became cognizant that monetizing content will actually take them far, which is frank nonetheless.
This is commendable though, but the creative industry will still need support from government in order for it to flourish further. Allocation of resources (funds, facilities and empowerment) should be done consistently, creativity must be raised and at the end of the day, the economy benefits from that kind of investment.
Ever since he parted ways with his former manager, DJ Bougee Sid, Mahalapye born-pint sized, multi-award-winning artist, Hanceford Magapatona has been taking up space, unapologetically so. Han C has shown a strong will to take over the entire world, and he is in the right direction. He’s solely organizing the annual Mahalapye Spring Festival, which is taking place next weekend.
The Pepetetsa hitmaker raked some monies from his savings to put together this event. Mahalapye Spring Festival will feature Paige, Ubuntu Band, Khoisan, Amantle Brown and Double Up among others. Even though it didn’t come as a surprise, Han C was nominated at African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) in the US, under Best Male Southern Africa category.
However, the award was snatched by the late South African rapper, AKA. Its not all lost as Han C secured two nominations at the Yarona FM Music Awards (YAMAs): People’s Choice of the Year and Best Male Single.
This entrepreneur has turned his dreams into reality, and his promising apparel business is now a fashion destination. Matter of fact, Motswagole weathered the storms to be where he is now because through criticism and social media bullying, he still leads the pack in fashion.
His social media accounts got deleted but through his online store, KM Sales, Motswagole is able to rake in some profits. He initially started selling from his car but now owns a busy store and has employed a number of young people.
KM Sales has been offering fashionable items (shoes, t-shirts, pants) and has been participating in various lifestyle events such as Garden of Drip where it showcases its products.
If there is one young entrepreneur to draw motivation from is Koketso. The business started from humble beginnings, at the time when he worked part time at Ipelegeng as a casual labor. Indeed, good things come to those who wait, or well, work like a slave today, live like a king tomorrow.
KAGISO LUDO DE KLERK
Vee Mampeezy’s ex-wife Kagiso De Klerk clearly did not sit and weep over their dramatic divorce. The famous social media influencer hurriedly picked up the pieces and went hard on promoting business online. She literally took social media influencing to the head and it is working for her.
This year saw her partnership with Shell reach greater heights, and obviously, she is raking lot of pulas from the deal. Kagiso has been making frequent appearances in top events in South Africa such as Bubbles in Spring and Gold and Diamond Experience.
After a long break from the limelight, renowned media and radio personality, Gaona Dintwe is back. She was missed by many on TV, and she’s back where she belongs, news anchoring on BTV. Gaona has also found a niche in podcasting. She is a host of her own podcast, Gaona Live Conversation, where various people share their stories on camera.
Some of what they discuss is Gender Based Violence (GBV), polygamy and drug addiction. This is highly commendable because even BTV doesn’t have programs that discuss these crucial social issues. The Lentswelemoruti native is also seen in various corporate events where she is engaged as a host.
Now that one-man shows are made fashionable, traditional dance guru and ex-convict, Ditiro Leero is joining the crusade and he will be hosting his also. The show will be held next month at Zone 4 Farm in Selokolela, but the there are traditional dance music artists who have been lined up to perform at the show. Matshana, Morwa Leka and Maswailathota will be doing their thing and probably bring some heat too. Ditiro Leero will be making history as the first traditional artist to host a one-man show in Botswana.
With only two months before Miss World 2023, the reigning Miss Botswana, Lesego Chombo is having many irons in the fire, preparing for the much-anticipated beauty pageant. Miss World 2023 will be the 71st edition of Miss World pageant and it will be held in India. Chombo has been spotted toning her body at Jack’s gym, a requirement that is taken seriously at the pageant. She has also been participating in charity events, something that should add to her profile at the Miss World.